The years of plenty are over. Lack of "sheep" oblige the Catholic Church to make a savings drive. This is curiously illustrated by a real estate listing on eBay : praise The Archdiocese and the Church of the Holy Trinity give a price for the Church of St. Bernard in Brandenburg / Havel. It can be bought for 120,000 euros.
The true vendors, the Berlin archdiocese and the church remains unclear. A company acts as an intermediary. The Kurier finally found St. Bernard, however, on the diocese's website - under "real estate". There is also currently offered for sale the Chapel of Maria Goretti in Loitz .
Not for the first time a church in the Archdiocese changes owner. Thus St. Agnes in Kreuzberg went last year to the gallery owner, Johann König. He wants to restructure the church for three million euros and make it into a "Temple of the Muses" .
Back in 2005, St. Raphael in Gatow was sold to a supermarket chain and the village church of Milow turned into a bank. A free church even provides premises to Islamic associations.